comic #186: sibling rivalry
comic #186: sibling rivalry
(High school AU. Prom, mild semi-secret relationship angst, all that great stuff.)
Courfeyrac is loving the prom (despite Enjolras muttering about capitalism and heteronormativity and Combeferre muttering about tacky decorations and Grantaire muttering something alarming about the punch). He loves the stupid music and his friends all dressed up. He loves how gorgeous Cosette looks in the sparkly pink princess dress she admitted while they were shopping she always wanted as a kid, and he loves that Marius is happily wearing a matching vest and bow tie, and he loves that they’re both wearing an extra corsage.
Everything is high-school-movie perfect until the first slow song comes on.
When it’s just regular dancing, Courfeyrac can stay close to Marius and Cosette in their group of friends and no one cares. However, as far as the rest of the school is concerned, Marius and Cosette are dating and Courfeyrac is just their best friend. Which is how they all wanted it, because Marius can’t tell his grandfather but Cosette and Courfeyrac can both tell their parents how things really are, so it seemed logical to not have him be the supposed third wheel, but it still sucks that they have to.
And college will be better, they talk a lot about college being better, but college doesn’t solve a slow dance.
Combeferre taps him on the shoulder almost as soon as he hits the side of the dance floor, because Combeferre is better than any of them deserve. “Do you want to dance?”
"I think I’m going to sit off to the side and feel tragic for this one, but maybe I’ll catch you for the next one?"
"No one is sitting off to the side feeling tragic," says Cosette behind him, and when he turns around they’re both standing there, holding hands and reaching out for him. "Come on, it’s prom."
"No one cares," says Marius before Courfeyrac can respond. "And if they do, we’re graduating in three weeks, what do we care?"
Well, if there were ever a time, prom is it. Combeferre fades tactfully away and Courfeyrac lets Marius and Cosette drag him into the crowd where they’ll be less noticeable, all of them staggering into a tangle of limbs, figuring out who should have hands on whose waists and shoulders until they find something comfortable, something that lets them sway all together.
"I’m pretty sure this is the best prom ever," he says, halfway through the song, and Marius kisses him.
If anyone cares, let them talk about it. They’re graduating in three weeks, and Courfeyrac is going to dance with his boyfriend and girlfriend all night.
This is a very important dog. This dog has a good heart.
Me: oh I’ll be polite and put on my headphones while I work so I can listen to music
Coworker: I’m going to ignore the headphones on my desk and play music at full volume because I’m a fucking cock
My ten personal favorite artworks by JC Leyendecker. It is interesting that many of them happen to be Easter illustrations!
Any salad can be a Caesar salad if you stab it enough
a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption
one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan
years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal
he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”
I DONT GET IT????
I’m so sorry
PLEASE STOP REBLOGGING THIS I DONT REALLY KNOW WHAT A MANGO IS BUT IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
IVE PROBABLY BEEN LAUGHING AT THIS FOR TEN MINUTES STRAIGHT
I STARTED LAUGHING UNCONTROLLABLY ANF MY PARENTS RAN UPSTAIRS THINKING I GOT HURT DNDBJSJDBT
found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom
THIS IS A REAL FEAR OF MINE
I think this is everyone’s fear. Hence the dilemma.